Cork & Fork
Cork & Fork

Cork & Fork

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.corkandforkwinebar.com/
  • Phone: 7607777555x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Cork & Fork is open for Dinner Only!

    Tuesday through Sunday at 4pm, with our last seating at 9pm

    We are currently closed all Mondays.

    Happy Hour Nightly 4-6pm available throughout the restaurant
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Andie Hubka
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering is available by calling our sister business Cooking with Class at 760-777-1161 or contacting us via email at info@corkandforkwinebar.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining is available in our private event venue - the Cooking with Class kitchen classroom or on our private patio, depending on group size and style of event.
  • Private Party Contact: Andie Hubka 7607777555x
  • Special Events: For groups of 10 or more we are happy to offer group dining menus.
    Please email to info@corkandforkwinebar.com for more information

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Avenue 48
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Cork & Fork
A Unique Wine Bar & Kitchen ,featuring the award winning signature cuisine of Executive Chef & Owner Andie Hubka

Cork & Fork is the desert areas first wine bar & small plates kitchen, showcasing fabulous affordable wines from around the world and incredible dishes to go with them. The menu features eclectic ingredients and familiar foods done with a twist in Chef Hubka's signature style.

This is a one of a kind spot for foodies and wine lovers to come together - where our motto is always Mix, Match, Mingle - ENJOY!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Cork & Fork reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (106)neighborhood gem (102)notable wine list (57)special occasion (38)romantic (30)hot spot (20)good for groups (17)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (10)great for outdoor dining (6)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • A local gem!
    Pafo
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Cozy, wonderful neighborhood bistro with lots of creative offerrings that are sharable. Wait staff are excellent. This is the place you want to take your friends who have never been there before.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great unique food
    kitracer
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I didn't have any "cork" however all of the "fork" was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Local Tapas
    cbinca2000
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Wonderful neighborhood small plate selection for foodies. Large selection and all good. Small, close but worth it. Associated with cooking school next door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun, different, not too filling
    SueBeesBuzz
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    i love the Cork 'N Fork. the food is always fresh and tasty. menu items are unique with interesting flavors. best of all, i enjoy the small plates concept. we order and share. a few bites does the trick and i never feel like i have over-indulged. My favorite item is the Farmers Salad, a wonderful blend of flavors with shaved Brussel sprouts and kale. sounds too healthy but tastes divine! the service is great, too. our servers are always in the vicinity, checking in, always with an upbeat attitude. there are lots of places to choose in La Quinta, but Cork 'N Fork is my number one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Dining
    healthyeater
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Don't let the casual name fool you...the food is first rate. Everything is prepared fresh and the presentation is varied and fun with a touch of class thrown in. The best thing is that you will find seasonal menu items unique to the Cork and Fork which isn't an easy feat in this valley. And they're all delicious. Better make reservations, however. The place is relatively small and quite popular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    Jack
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The menu was interesting, but the food was just so so. Some was very good and some was mediocre to not so good. The red velvet gelato was uninspiring to say the least. Just red velvet cake mixed with ice cream. Grilled watermelon salad was very poor. Beet salad was good. leek soup was good also.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a Gem!
    Dinemaster
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This is a real find where you would least expect it. The food is original and designed to be shared. Courses are promptly searved so waiting to order second or thirds is not a problem. Dine on great food at your own pace.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sharing small plates!
    LaqMA
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Great selection of small plates. Great for sharing around a table. Also a great, reasonably priced wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What's All The Fuss About?
    DrEstrellaVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Read the great reviews and we were excited to go. The food was fair and that is about it. It is hard to explain. The ingredients were fresh, the dishes were well executed and they were the best they could be...but honestly the flavors were just muddled, conflicting and overdone. Each dish was over-dressed or had just one too many ingredients. It was a bit of a mess. A great example is the prosciutto appetizer. Great ham, nicely sliced DRENCHED in a mustard sauce covered in arugula and covered in grated cheese. All great ingredients all fresh and high quality...the dish was a inedible. Pizza, same thing....Lettuce wraps, three different kinds of herbs, peanuts, onions, mango, sauce....overkill. Place was packed so maybe its just me.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cork & Fork
    judigolfVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    amazing food, eclectic menu and special happy hour menu when we were there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    Tleaf
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Fun food small size portion - so it is fun to share with a large group- always crowded make sure to make a reservation - great deals in the summer- definitely a place to come back to many times
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    cinNdesert
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Probably one of our favorites in the desert. The only thing disappointing is that due to the changing menu, we seemed to always miss the week that featured firecracker ribs. I am then forced to make them myself from the cookbook from The Cork & Fork. I guess it is actually a win-win.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sharing place
    JaredBVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Small plates allow for sharing. Nice portions fit for romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous! !
    Mellen
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had the most wonderful evening. Dinner was spectacular! ! The flavors outstanding. The service was amazing. We will definitely go back there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Karen
    GraceVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Always a delicious delight to dine at Cork and Fork.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Excellent food and the service provided by Colette has amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    Indioresident
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Tried for restaurant week with friends. Enjoyable meal and even regular meal prices are good. Food was tasty however, I like plainer dishes. Everyone had plenty to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit and Miss
    Cindy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Quality of the food is hit and miss -- a couple were delightful tasty treats, others pasty and tasteless. Main dish and appetizer portions are equally small in size, so several dishes needed to be ordered, adding up to an expensive meal. Wine list is very mediocre and uninteresting.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5 stars!
    foodcritic
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The food here was excellent! From the appetizers, to the main course, to the dessert, this was the best meal I have had in the desert in a long time! The atmosphere is intimate, the restaurant small, but do not be deceived. The food is amazing. I will be taking family and friends there next time they are visiting as a "must" go do for dinner. Service was the best as well and good wine selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for restaurant week
    Food4jax
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    First time here and I thought if give it a try for restaurant week. Great menu & wine list. Desserts are killer and can't wait to go back and have dinner off the regular menu. Definitely recommend this spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst birthday dinner
    Dashley
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The staff was slow and rude. They were unwilling to accommodate dietary needs. They ran out of food in a pre-fix menu. They wouldn't let me bring in a birthday cake I celebrate my birthday. I will never return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • likeeatingout
    likeeatingout
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Food was delicious. Chef use to work for Betty Ford. All fresh and well seasoned. Small plates but intended for sharing. For example, one dish had two tacos, another dish had two tamales, easy enough for the two of us to transfer one to each plate. Salad was easily enough for at least two to share. Be sure to go with folks you are comfortable sharing plates with as this restaurant's concept is sharing; intent being that you order several dishes that can be split between at least two people. Can get expensive if you order too many dishes. Similar to a tapas restaurant. We also had a delicious Malbec from Argentina. Wines by the glass typically have two different pours (e.g. 3 or 6 ounces)priced in line with other area restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem in La Quinta
    loveeatingout
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We went to Cork and Fork during restaurant week and will be going back! I had the grilled watermelon salad that was fabulous as were the scallops and brownie sundae!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a keeper
    n2nuplaces
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We went for restaurant week, wonderful food and selection of wines. Who wouldn't love grilled watermelon salad, filet tacos and lemon curd cake!! Looks like their Happy Hour will also be on my list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic local gem
    LALQ
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We took the opportunity to dine here for the first time during restaurant week. The menu had a lot of great looking options for all 3 courses. The dishes we picked were small but rich and complex. We especially enjoyed the Korean pork wraps as an appetizer, and the vegetarian lasagna and scallops for main dishes. All 3 desserts were spectacular. Service was excellent. We had such a great time we returned on two days later and brought friends! A winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small restaurant with great food...
    tpoppins
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    This was a real find...didn't expect such good food. Meals are small but the right amount and done with flair!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 73 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 377 reviews are from the Cork & Fork reviews archive.
  • Dinner w friends
    LovesToEatOut
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This was my second time at Cork and Fork and the food was very tasty and fresh. We were part of Restaurant week and there was a group of 8 next to us which is why the noise level was a bit much, but aside from that we truly enjoyed ourselves. The salmon appetizer was the only thing we didn't love, everything else was truly yummy. The Kale salad, filet mignon tacos and sunday sundae were to die for. Enjoy and bon appetit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small Plate Heaven
    FrequentflyersVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Our 6 small plates were all well prepared allowing the delicate flavor of the main ingredient to be enhanced but not overpowered or lost by the condiment. The grilled watermelon and pork belly lettuce wraps were outstanding. Unique wine list but our server was well versed to assist you in making the right selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Out of the Ordinary
    Mike
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    If you are interested in food this is the place for you. Fascinating, creative, dishes with combinations I have never come across before. Also, the portions are just the right size enabling you to enjoy several courses without leaving feeling uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food options.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great food with nice restaurant week menu. Perfect for a foodie. Loved the lighting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grace
    GraceVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Wonderful and creative food beautifully presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had to come back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Tried it our first night in town. So great we had to come back! Favorites - local date plate and Korean pork belly lettuce wraps (had them both times). Pizzas are perfect. For dessert you have to try the Butterscotch Pot de Creme with the applewood smoked bacon crumbles. Outrageous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unexpected find
    josettasbegliaVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    So pleased to find another restaurant in La Quinta. Really good food and wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Salty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The dishes were creative and the flavors were nice if it weren't overly salty. Also, we waited at least 30 minutes for our food to arrive to us because a large party was present.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loved it
    kitty
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I absolutely loved this place. Great wine, great food, great service--I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but sweet!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We love trying new places to eat and after looking over the 4.5 reviews we had to be there! Sharing most everything is normal for us when dining out and in this case the portions were larger than anticipated. The farmers market salad I thought was very good (wife, way to sweet), gazpacho soup was very good (wife thought too sweet, made with fruit), bruschetta was great (wife, too sweet, honey over the top), the beef sliders had excellent beef but not too tasteful and we both thought the margarita pizza was great!! My 60 yr. old, 104# wife makes all the above items and she is really into all the finest ingredients when preparing those items with less sweet tasting. My Linda use to be a restaurant critic in the Newport Beach area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Roadrunner
    Roadrunner
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Brought some new friends to the C & F, again everything was outstanding, and they thoroughly enjoyed "a new menu item" THE KOREAN PORK BELLY, LETTUCE WRAPS, awesome, and the new "NANNO PIZZA" of course our server Courtney was charming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in the Desert
    Zins4me
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    This is hands down my all time favorite restaurant in the desert. The delicious and innovative food creations as well as the selection of wines make me feel like I am in the wine country. It's a fantastic experience. The butterscotch pudding with bacon on top is to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Great service and food - every aspect of our dining experience was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love!
    BermudaDuner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The small plates here are so incredibly delicious and presented so beautifully that my husband and I have yet to get beyond two each - as Julia Child said, when food is wonderful, you don't need a great big pile of it to feel satisfied. This time we ordered the flight of 3 3-ounce wines, red for him, white for me - which we then shared. Next time we're going to share one dessert even if we don't really want/need one...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate